The Wave by J.G. Sandom
Print Length: 320 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1452839239
Publisher: CORNUCOPIA PRESS; 3 edition
Publication Date: May 19, 2010
Homeland meets Deep Impact
In Israel, the notorious killer El Aqrab has been arrested. The Islamic Jihadist is famous for wrapping his victims up with incendiary devices designed to produce flames in the shape of Koranic verses. Some call it aesthetic destruction, the work of an artist. His long-awaited arrest is cause for celebration.
In Kazakhstan, 8 kilos of Highly Enriched Uranium is stolen and an ultimatum is issued to the West: Release El Aqrab or a nuclear bomb will be detonated. Plans are put into action but, at the last moment, El Aqrab escapes . . . and the authorities never get the bomb.
In New York, Homeland Security is convinced the bomb is headed their way. After decoding a secret message hidden in an Arabesque design within the e-wallpaper of a Jihadist suspect’s PC, only FBI Cryptanalyst Forensic Examiner (code breaker) John Decker thinks differently.
Aided by brilliant and beautiful oceanographer Emily Swenson, Decker believes the bomb’s true destination is La Palma, in the remote Canary Island chain.
Now, Decker and Swenson have less than six hours to prove their theory, defuse the bomb, and prevent a 17-story mega-tsunami from annihilating the Eastern Seaboard.
Kirkus said, “Sandom’s strength lies in the verve of his story, with writing that has both muscle . . . (and) brains . . . Races from improbable to crazywild, all in good fun, with Sandom always one step ahead . . . A story with enough manic energy to be worthy of a nuclear explosion.”
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[Possible Cast Ideas: Decker—Jake Gyllenhall, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, James Macavoy; Emily Swensen—Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts.]